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Comments of the Week #122: from distances in the Universe to the dangers of a parent comet

14 Aug 2016, 14:00 UTC
Comments of the Week #122: from distances in the Universe to the dangers of a parent comet
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“Failure I can live with. Not trying is what I can’t handle!” -Sanya Richards-Ross
It’s been a crazy week here at Starts With A Bang, including a pretty good meteor shower and some other rather remarkable stories. I just recorded a radio show with Dr. David Livingston of The Space Show this past Tuesday, and it’s downloadable or available for streaming right here!
Screenshot from my 2016 episode of The Space Show, via http://www.thespaceshow.com/show/09-aug-2016/broadcast-2754-dr.-ethan-siegel.
I’ve confirmed with Forbes that yes, they swear they no longer block ad-blockers, and so if you’re running one and it doesn’t let you through, leave a comment for me and I’ll pass it onto my senior editor. Miss anything this week? Check out all the great news:

How can we see so far away in such a young Universe? (for Ask Ethan),
Hubble’s bubble illuminates the interstellar rubble (for Mostly Mute Monday),
How did we fool ourselves into believing in a new particle that wasn’t there?,
Could you travel in a straight line in space and return to Earth?,
The most dangerous object known to humanity, and
The least likely record to fall this Olympics, and beyond.

There’s a lot to look back on, so ...

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